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Brexit 28-10-2019

EU approves Brexit ‘flextension’ until 31 January

The EU27 ambassadors agreed on Monday (28 October) to extend the Brexit negotiations for a further three months until 31 January although the UK will be able to leave as soon as the ratification of the withdrawal agreement is completed. 
Brexit 24-10-2019

Johnson demands December election, abandons ‘do or die’ Brexit promise

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday (24 October) abandoned his promise to take the UK out of the European Union at the end of October and instead set out new plans to force a general election on 12 December.
Brexit 22-10-2019

Johnson’s deal secures majority but parliament pushes for ratification delay

The House of Commons backed Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill to proceed for a second reading on Tuesday (22 October) but against fast-tracking the process as the government proposed, hence pushing for a delay. 
Brexit 22-10-2019

Explainer: As Johnson pushes ahead with Brexit, what happens now in UK’s parliament?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to drive the legislation needed to take Britain out of the European Union through parliament in the next 10 days, or else break his "do or die" pledge to leave on 31 October.
Brexit 19-10-2019

UK MPs force Johnson to request Brexit extension in new defeat

UK lawmakers inflicted an embarrassing procedural defeat on Boris Johnson on Saturday (19  October) that will force the UK Prime Minister to request an extension from EU leaders.
Brexit 16-10-2019

EU and UK on brink of a Brexit deal despite Unionist concerns

The EU and UK are on the brink of a Brexit deal, but it is unclear whether the Democratic Unionist Party will agree to the new agreement, and when UK lawmakers will vote on the deal.
Brexit 16-10-2019

EXCLUSIVE: Johnson Brexit deal must go to people to pass parliament, say lawmakers

Any Brexit deal struck by Prime Minister Boris Johnson will need to be put to the British people in a referendum if it is to pass the UK parliament, a cross-party group of UK lawmakers told EURACTIV on Wednesday (16 October).
Brexit 08-09-2019

UK lawmakers to block election again, as constitutional crisis intensifies

The chances of an election before the UK leaves the EU are rapidly receding but the political and constitutional battle between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and parliamentarians is set to continue to intensify.
Brexit 05-09-2019

Johnson to hold new vote on snap election, as brother quits over Brexit strategy

Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make one final attempt next Monday (9 September) to set a general election for 15 October as it became increasingly unlikely that the country would ask the EU to stay in the bloc beyond the 31 October deadline.
Brexit 03-09-2019

Johnson seeks snap election after MPs vote to block No Deal Brexit

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will attempt to force a snap election on 15 October after suffering a humiliating defeat to his Brexit strategy in parliament on Tuesday night (3 September).
Brexit 02-09-2019

Johnson mulls snap election as MPs seek to block no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson is moving closer to calling a snap election this week, if UK lawmakers adopt legislation aimed at preventing a No Deal Brexit.
Brexit 02-09-2019

Ten aspects of the Johnson coup against the UK Parliament

Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament may have come as a shock to many but it has stripped away whatever remaining illusions there might have been that the Prime Minister was going to abide by British parliamentary traditions, writes Denis MacShane.
Brexit 27-08-2019

Farage offers electoral pact if Johnson pursues ‘no deal’ Brexit

Nigel Farage has mooted the prospect of an election pact with Boris Johnson’s Conservative party, but only if the Prime Minister "summoned the courage" to pursue a no deal.
Brexit 23-07-2019

Johnson confirmed as UK’s new PM, vows to ‘reconcile’ Brexit divisions

Boris Johnson will take over as the UK's Prime Minister on Wednesday (24 July) after comfortably winning the Conservative leadership contest by a two to one margin.
Brexit 05-07-2019

Pro-Remain parties unite around anti-Brexit candidate

Pro-Remain parties will unite around a single candidate in an anti-Brexit pact in a bellwether by-election just days after the new Conservative Prime Minister takes office.
Brexit 27-06-2019

UK keep faith on scrapping Irish backstop but supporters stumped on costs

The UK continues to entertain the prospect of replacing the Irish backstop with technological alternatives, but one of its leading proponents admitted to MPs on Wednesday (26 June) that he could not provide a precise estimate on the cost of these alternatives.
EU Elections 2019 18-06-2019

Brexit party at ‘high risk’ of donor fraud, says UK elections regulator

The UK’s Electoral Commission said on Tuesday (18 June) Nigel Farage’s Brexit party must account for all donations it has received since it was set up in March because it was open to a "high risk" of fraudulent donations.
Brexit 13-06-2019

Johnson takes step towards Downing Street, tops leadership ballot

Boris Johnson moved a step closer to becoming the next UK prime minister on Thursday, after topping the first ballot of Conservative MPs who are seeking a successor for Theresa May.
Brexit 12-06-2019

Johnson vows to re-negotiate Brexit deal as he launches PM bid

Boris Johnson has promised to immediately re-negotiate the UK’s divorce from the EU as he formally launched his bid to become prime minister on Wednesday (12 June).
Brexit 03-06-2019

In search of realism: the Tory leadership and Brexit

The race to succeed Theresa May as the UK’s Prime Minister will be appropriately chaotic, light-years from the coronation that saw her replace David Cameron in June 2016.
Brexit 22-05-2019

Theresa May’s ‘new Brexit deal’ set for rejection, again

Theresa May offered warring British MPs “one last chance” to pass her Brexit deal next week, but her pleas were met with stony silence from UK lawmakers on Tuesday (21 May).
Brexit 17-05-2019

Brexit talks ‘have gone as far as they can’, says Labour leader Corbyn

Cross-party talks on a Brexit compromise collapsed on Friday (17 May) after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May that the talks “have now gone as far as they can”.
EU Elections 2019 07-05-2019

UK bows to inevitable – EU elections will take place

The UK will definitely hold European elections this month, after Theresa May’s deputy conceded that it would not be possible to get the legislation needed to formalize Brexit through Parliament in time.
Brexit 28-04-2019

May government rules out Brexit vote before local polls

Theresa May is likely to make one last attempt to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in a bid to avoid having to hold European elections next month, but not before UK local elections on Thursday (2 May).

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